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Rwanda announces: all travelers to get #VisaOnArrival from January 2018

Nov 17 • 283 views • No Comments on Rwanda announces: all travelers to get #VisaOnArrival from January 2018 Rwanda

How do I apply for Rwanda visas in 2018?

Rwanda to issue visa on arrival for all visitors

Rwanda visas 2018

@RwandaGov announces 30 day visa on arrival. Rwanda visas 2018

You have to hand it to the Rwandese, these guys are serious about tourism!

Last night we heard the announcement that #Rwanda has opened its borders to all travelers from all countries. Everyone will be able to apply for #VisaOnArrival. This will be effective from January 2018.

(Currently, only African passport holders and a few other countries could get their visas on arrival).

Here’s a copy of the official announcement letter:

Rwanda immigration announcement. new visa regime for 2018. Rwanda visas 2018

Rwanda visas 2018. Republic of Rwanda immigration public announcement on new visa regime. Letter date November 16 2017

How do I apply for  Rwanda visas in 2018?

You just rock up!

This move sends a clear and positive message to tourists. It reaffirms ease of movement for East Africans within the region. It’s easier for Rwanda-based expats to travel in and out of the country too. This announcement makes it easier for the Rwandan diaspora (travelling on passports from other countries) to visit their home country as well. It’s an inclusive approach, I like it.

flags Uganda Rwanda border Gatuna. Rwanda visas 2018

The indispensable Bradt Rwanda guidebook in hand. The muzungu queues at the Uganda Rwanda border at Gatuna

If you’re looking for more East Africa visa advice, read NOW LIVE: apply for Ugandan tourist visas online and What is the East Africa Tourist Visa? A definitive guide. I update these tourist visa blogs frequently and regularly answer travelers’ questions and comments. If you have a question about visas, you may find it answered on one of these other pages.

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